Into the Abyss Showtimes and Tickets
Release Date: 2011-11-11
Duration: 1hr 46min
The film profiles Michael Perry, a man on death row convicted of a triple homicide which occurred in Conroe, Texas, and his accomplice Jason Burkett. Perry was convicted ten years earlier of the murders, apparently committed in order to steal a car for a joyride. Perry denies that he was principally responsible for the killings, blaming Burkett, who also appears in the film. Burkett, who received a lesser life sentence for his involvement, likewise blames Perry. Perry's final interviews for the film were recorded on only 8 days before his execution on July 1, 2010. The film also includes interviews with victims' families and law enforcement officers. Burkett's wife appears in the film, a free woman who met and married Burkett after his conviction. Their only allowed contact has been holding hands under guarded supervision, but she claims to be pregnant with his child. The film does not focus on Perry's guilt or innocence, and has a minimal amount of narration, with Herzog never appearing onscreen.